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YMCA Caring Community Centers

20110304_YMCA_0432_preview.jpgThe YMCA Caring Community Centers vision is to transform apartment complexes into “communities of caring” in which children thrive and feel a sense of belonging and where all children, in these programs, believe that they “belong” to the YMCA located within their apartment complex.

To see a map of our Caring Community Center locations, click here.

 

Types of programs that can be offered at YMCA Caring Community Centers:

After School Programs with Enrichment Activities

YMCA offers after-school "drop-in" program for children that includes homework assistance, games and activities, and snacks. In addition the YMCA provides activities that might include classes such as dance, karate, Writers in the Schools, art, etc.

Summer Programs

YMCA offers a partial (four hour) day program for 4-6 weeks during the summer much like the after-school program. In many cases, the program is "wrapped-around" the free lunch program for residents.

Core Programs

YMCA arranges for children to participate in a traditional core programs of the YMCA which may include swim lessons, youth sports, day camp, older youth programs, and resident camping.

Social Services

The YMCA may also coordinate the provision of a number of social service programs such as adult continuing education, health care services, tutorial programs, provision of basic necessities, counseling, and other needed services/programs.